Deadness: technologies of the intermundane

Piekut, Benjamin and Stanyek, Jason (2010) Deadness: technologies of the intermundane. TDR: The Drama Review, 54, (1), 14-38. (doi:10.1162/dram.2010.54.1.14).


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Posthumous duets—performances involving a dead singer and a living one—have become ubiquitous in popular music. As the case of Natalie and Nat “King” Cole’s “Unforgettable” makes clear, all sound recording harnesses the productive capacities of both living and dead, patterned through specific forms of co-laboring, or “deadness.”

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1162/dram.2010.54.1.14
ISSNs: 1531-4715 (electronic)
1054-2043 (print)
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 151363
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 March 2010Published
Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 14:17
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:23

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